Louis van Gaal slams journalist after making reference to Jose Mourinho

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Louis van Gaal seemed in buoyant mood following Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday night despite the fact they lost the lead in injury time.

The Dutchman was happy with his team's performance, calling it "not boring" and "sparkling" and called on the media to give them more support as a result. All-in-all, it seemed Van Gaal was happy with the situation the Red Devils find themselves in. Then one brave journalist came along and ruined his good mood with a very brave question.

He asked if he thought there improved performances, which have reaped wins against Liverpool and Stoke City in recent games, would help him keep his job even though Manchester United officials are "trying to replace" him.


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The journalist was referring to the widespread reports that Ed Woodward and co. have already held talks with the man widely tipped to replace Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho. Indeed, even the invariably reliable BBC were reporting it on Saturday morning and, tellingly, the club's media arm have not denied it.

However, Van Gaal was in no mood to hear about the reports, instead labelling them as "lies" and asked the journalist to have some empathy for his situation.

The clash

Here is what Van Gaal said in response (Scroll down for the video):

"You have spoken with Ed Woodward?."

"Why do the club have to deny it? You are creating stories. You haven't spoken with Ed Woodward or the Glazers and you are inventing the story. Then I have to answer that question.

"I don't answer this question and I shall repeat myself every week.

"I have to say that you are getting the sack tomorrow. What is your name? Then I can announce the name also.

"Look at your wife - maybe you have children, or a nephew or something like that."

The video

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